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Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle Advanced Electrical Schematic Drawings

Creator:
Redstone Arsenal  Search this
Extent:
0.07 Cubic feet (4 map folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Technical drawings
Date:
1960
Summary:
The Redstone engine is one of the most significant developments in US rocket technology. This collection consists of 36 pages of 17 x 11 inch schematic drawings of the Redstone launch vehicle's advanced electrical systems.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 36 pages of 17 x 11 inch schematic drawings of the Redstone launch vehicle's advanced electrical systems. The drawings have been marked and corrected ("redlined"). The packet is stamped "Systems Test Section" on the first page.
Arrangement:
Collection is in original order.
Biographical / Historical:
The Redstone engine is one of the most significant developments in US rocket technology. As the power plant for the Redstone missile, it was this country's first large-scale operational rocket engine. It went on to power the Jupiter-C, a modification of the Redstone missile that placed the US's first artificial satellite, Explorer 1, in 1958. In 1961, another modified Redstone, the Mercury-Redstone 3, launched the first American into space, Alan B. Shepard. The thrust of the engine as used in the Redstone missile was 78,000 lbs. As modified for use as a booster for Shepard's Mercury spacecraft, it produced 83,000 lbs of thrust.
Provenance:
Tom Hancock, Gift, 2008, NASM.2008.0014
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Manned space flight  Search this
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)  Search this
Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical drawings
Citation:
Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle Advanced Electrical Schematic Drawings, NASM.2008.0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0014

Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 152, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
B&W Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 2: Manned Space Programs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref3535

Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle

Collection Creator:
Desind, Herbert Stephen.  Search this
Container:
Box 152, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents note:
Color Photos
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Collection Citation:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection, Accession 1997-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection
Herbert Stephen Desind Collection / Series 2: Manned Space Programs
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1997-0014-ref3537

Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer OM, Folder 309500-01
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Documents
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Mercury Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref12894

Mercury Project, Redstone Launch Vehicle, NASM

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Container:
Drawer OM, Folder 309502-80
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Photos
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
See more items in:
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History
National Air & Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Space History / Series O: Space History / Mercury Project
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-o-ref12903

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